Oil leaks only when car is started and idling. Bubbling out profusely. Definitly from housing and not the oil filter or in between oil filter and housing. Gasket? Seal? Anyone experience this, or have some suggestions? Thanks
Definitely the gasket, its so easy to change too. I just did mine, i was getting alot of seepage. Took me about 5 more minutes on my oil change. Some U joints and long extenders make the job much easier.
I just had the same exact thing happen to my jetta monday morning.
It's the gasket between the oil cooler and the part that mounts to the block. You have to take off your oil filter, get a 1 1/16" (inch and a sixteenth) deep socket, and a 4" ratchet extension, loosen the nut that's threaded on the same 'bolt' the oil filter is threaded to. The unit slides down from the bottom. I had a hard time getting it out, but I just removed a couple water hoses in my way and the rest was simple.
The gasket cost me $5 at the vw dealership, and they had them in stock.
1998 VW Jetta
2001 Audi S4
2.7 V6 BiTurbo
Talk about a flashback i had the same problem last week. Turned out to be the gasket between the oil cooler and the mount. It was all cracked and worn. It only cost me 1.50 at o'reilly's auto shop and it fixed the problem.
Hey man, thanks. I grabbed both gaskets, between the cooler and the housing. And the one between the housing and the block. Going to replace them both just to be sure. I imagine it's the O ring one that you replaced but I mine as well do the other while I'm in there. Thanks for the post.
I want to take a moment and explain how important it is to change this asap after finding it. My girl started dropping oil fast through hers and even though she kept putting oil in it...it seized the motor. (probably because the pump was pumping in to the wind, instead of in to the motor.)
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